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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Managing the Busy Days

Maybe because a busy fall approaches, two things struck me when I recently read a profile of Atul Gawande -- full-time surgeon, prolific writer, father of three.  

First, he "saves his writing" for the hours between 7 and 11am  and 4 and 7 pm to "capitalize on the body's circadian rhythms."  Hmmm. 800px-Biological_clock_human
Second, I wonder if the punchline was the parenthetical revealing that his wife is "now a full-time mom."  Maybe it's time to reread the essay "I Want a Wife." 

Posted by Verity Winship on August 26, 2009 at 02:35 PM in Gender | Permalink


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This makes me wish I'd seen the play "I Am My Own Wife."

Posted by: Bennett | Aug 26, 2009 9:51:13 PM

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